Sweater: J.Crew | Skirt: Kerrently [c/o] | Shoes: Stuart Weitzman, Similar | Bag: Gucci | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Lipstick: Soar | Bangles: Julie Vos
I apologize for the delay in this post this morning, but it’s with good reason! My friend, Courtney Kerr, just launched her collection Kerrently for Privilege. It JUST launched [like a few minutes ago] so go browse, peruse, shop and enjoy! Everything in this collection minus a jacket is under $100.
I’m styling the faux leather mini in an easy casual way you can wear around town for the weekend. It runs true to size! My plan was to style this skirt in a dressier way for a date night and then my sister
borrowed stole it. So if anyone at her school wants to retrieve that from her dorm room that would be great. ha! I kid! I kid! She’s actually training for a half marathon right now and is coming home this weekend to do a long run with my dad, so I’ll convince her to bring it back. Speaking of her half marathon I’m so proud of her! She’s a big runner and I’m really excited for this race because it will be great weather for Maxi and I to go cheer her on. I mean if I walk around cheering with Maxi in the ergo baby for 2 hours that’s BASICALLY the same as running a half marathon- no? 😉
But back to this collection! I was thinking about how incredible it is in 2017 that we are given so many powerful platforms [specifically through social media] to take our businesses in many directions! Lots of bloggers partner on clothing collections, write books, create podcasts, etc. And I know with certainty that of course this doesn’t just apply to content creators.
So today, I want to get to know YOU and YOUR career!
1. Your current job 2. What you would do if that weren’t your job- maybe it’s a spin off like this clothing line or maybe it’s totally different!
I’ll break the ice.
I’m Katey McFarlan and I am the content creator for Chronicles of Frivolity. I create an online publication for women and thoughtfully share brands and products I believe will help make their life a little easier. I’m also a full-time personal assistant to my little one, Maxi. 😉 If I weren’t blogging I’d love to work in interior design in SOME capacity- maybe a store?!
I think Sarah KJP styled this exact same week! I think I like her look a little better.
Aw yes! She did style this sweater. I definitely think this is a popular piece from J.Crew! She looks so cute with her baby bump! Thank you for your feedback! 🙂 xo
I love the striped sweater. Can’t go wrong with stripes and soft browns!
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I’m Ellie and I’m in my last year of law school. This time next year I’ll be working in the Estate and Wealth Planning Services and Succession (AKA Estate Planning) in a mid-size law firm in the Midwest. If I wasn’t a (future) attorney, then I would want to advocate for those who face mental illnesses in some way – maybe through a Non-Profit or through volunteering by publicly speaking at events. Girl Power to us ALL! <3
Hi Ellie! Congratulations on your last year of law school!! That is incredible, what a huge accomplishment! You seem like an incredible girl! Thank you for reading. xo
My name is Amanda Gnaedig. I’m a wife to an ER Trauma Travel Nurse and dog mom to Gracie. I’m a full-time supervisor in the medical claims department for a big insurance company and a personal stylist with Stella & Dot on the side. If I didn’t have this full-time job, I’d love to be a personal stylist and professional organizer!
Leslie here and I’m currently the Funding Manager at an Finance company in downtown Fort Worth. I completed my Finance degree after both of my kids were in school full time. If I weren’t working in finance I’d probably be a veterinarian because I love animals more than most people. I enjoy your blog because you successfully mix high end and affordable pieces, AND YOU’RE LOCAL!
Anyway, love the blog – I’m sort of embarrassed at the number of times I purchase cute pieces I see on COF.
Love this collection and Courtney Kerr! So I’ll play along! My name is Madison and I work for an insurance company as an underwriter for management liability – it is actually pretty exciting! And if I weren’t doing this I would definitely want to be a detective or some kind of investigator! I always say in another life I would love to be Olivia Benson from Law & Order: SVU haha!
You are gorgeous and I love the way you styled the sweater! Currently a fashion/motherhood blogger. I would love to open a boutique in the downtown are of my hometown one day with my sister!
Hi Katey! I’m Abi, I am currently finishing up my degree at Texas A & M University studying Event Planning. I will be graduating in December. I absolutely love weddings and am thrilled to be able to pursue this career! I blog on the side and would love for that to become my full time job in the future!!
I’m Emily and I’m a program coordinator for an academic support program at a big public university! I work with tutors and study group leaders to organize all the spaces for them to meet and also help them learn to be effective tutors. If I didn’t have this job I would still want to work for a university, probably either in events planning or admissions!
Hi! I’m Colleen. I work in marketing full time, but am also so intrigued by interior design, colors and textures! I would love to further incorporate design into my career. Until I make that shift, I fulfill my creative side by running
a small jewelry business – Remsen & Rose, http://www.remsenjewelry.com ! I love taking the time to be creative, creating a brand, and designing custom pieces for customers!
I”m Shauni I am a full time HR Professional and a full time student that also has a lifestyle blog. If I wasn’t in HR then I would like to blog majority of time, while I run an online boutique that would eventually turn into an actual location.
I’m Michelle and I’m currently a senior credit analyst. I actually hate it-lol-so the very near future plans are to step it up on my current fashion/lifestyle blog (wedding planning has put a slight delay in me posting–never enough time!) and to open a clothing store.
I am an interior designer! I have wanted to be since I was 8 so I’m living the dream. I work on lots of hotels and resturuants and I love it I can’t imagine doing anything else!
Amazing!!! And now I’m a little shy you read my blog because you probably think I have very poor taste in home decor! haha! Thank you so much for reading! xo
Not at all I love your style! Can’t wait to see your new home!
Hi! I’m Heather Coday and I’ve been following you for just over two years now. I fell in love with your decorating style and southern charm, and your new addition Maxi!! I just moved to Dallas from Kansas City and have loved getting to know Dallas and all the fun perks it has to offer. I am currently a corporate event planner for a pharmaceutical company, however I am also just about to launch a wedding & events company here in Dallas, Heather Lane Events! My heart is leading me to entrepreneurial adventures and I couldn’t be more excited, this is the dream I’ve had since I began event planning in 2006. You have most definitely been an inspiration for me with your creative content and blogging skills, I never miss an article from COF!
Hi Heather! Thank you so much for reading and for your kind comments! You’re so sweet! Welcome to Dallas!! And congratulations on your new venture- that is incredible. I’ll be sure to refer girls to your event company! Thank you for your loyalty as a reader.
Hi Katey! Loving this outfit & handbag. Anyway, such a fun post and I’m Dale Janée – founder of Savvy Sleepers satin pillowcases I started about 5 years ago after a decade working in tech in the SF Bay Area. I am so happy to be in Dallas and think DFW is a great place for women who are wanting to start a biz. There are so many resources. I’m also a personal asst. (like you) hehe to my two daughters – 2 year old and 3 week old. A side dream has always been to have my own sour candy line.
Hi Katey! I’m Erin and I awkward ran into you and Paul at North Park Mall. Always love reading your newsletters and getting inspiration from your instagram. I’m the Business Development Manager for Soapbox Influencer Marketing. We build social/digital marketing strategies and run influencer campaigns powered by social listening and shopper insights.
If I wasn’t in my current job I would be a stylist! I love styling my friends and family.
Hi! I love this question. It’s been interesting to read other readers’ responses. 🙂 My turn… I’m Sivan, and I’m a clinical psychologist who works with kids, teens, adolescents, and young adults. If I weren’t a psychologist, I would definitely go the path of interior design.
The outfit is so super cute. I love the striped sweater.
Have a great week.
Hi I’m Kaytlyn and I’m a second grade teacher. I feel so blessed to be able to mold the minds of our future! There’s nothing else I’d rather do than teach. It is a lot of work but so fulfilling! I’ve been following COF for about two, maybe three years. I love your style and how you incorporate your adorable pup and daughter into your blog. Thank you for always being so candid and honest with your readers.
Omg, I LOVE this striped sweater!! <3
I’m Lindsey. I’m a full-time corporate event planner. I’ve hosted everything from a trade show to a customer event at Fenway Park! I love every aspect of my job, but if I did something different, I’d want to take my passion for events and expand to philanthropic events. I’d love to work hard knowing that it’s all for a good cause (and not just for corporate America 😉 )
I loved this post, Katey! Im Tori, Im a catering Sales Executive at Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee! I absolutely love what I do! Btw- cant start my day without reading your blog in the mornings!
Currently I work in accounting as a bookkeeper/Human Resources manager but I would LOVE to be a full time blogger/writer/youtuber instead 🙂
I’m C…I’m an IT Analyst that sells cosmetics in pretty pink bottles 🙂 — and mom of busy teen…if I wasn’t doing all of that…I think I’d like to be a stylist or heavily involved in some charity oriented towards helping veterans.
I love your online publication! You seem like a super sweet person.
Hey girlie! I teach kindergarten at an inner city school in Omaha, NE! It’s been my dream job for as long as I can remember 🙂 if I wasn’t a kindergarten teacher, I would want to work at a fashion magazine or be a buyer for a fashion retailer! Have a great weekend 🙂